Polly Clarke, the author of highly-coloured romantic novels, arrives on the island to rent a cottage and Ted is smitten - though the others in the house are not exactly encouraging. Polly invites Ted for drinks, which means he has to rush through a mass he is giving for some visiting nuns, and on arriving at Polly's cottage finds it is a house-warming party, not an intimate twosome, with the nuns amongst the guests. In fact after everybody else has left Polly dashes Ted's hopes even further by announcing that she wants to become a nun. Written by
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Did You Know?
When Mrs. Doyle is telling Ted about the profanity in the book, several of the words and phrases were not in the original script but were introduced by Pauline McLynn
during filming. You can see Dermot Morgan
trying not to laugh at her last line "Ride me sideways", which he hadn't been expecting. See more
When Ted is putting books on the table after he brushes his hair in the cameras and crew are reflected in the mirror. See more
[after Ted's incredibly short mass
We might not be coming back next year. They say Father Clippit does a good long mass. Three hours he does, on a good night. Since his stroke. That's value for money!
References Thunderbolt and Lightfoot